Kenneth Treister, one of Miami's most iconic architects, helped define the subtropical modernist postwar look of many of Miami's more jungly neighborhoods around Miami. The interior of the Golden Girls set, for example, is reminiscent of a design by Treister or his compatriot Alfred Browning Parker. The living room practically screamed "Kenneth Treister!"
Designed by Alfred Browning Parker, a subtropical modern architect who created some of the most interesting and creative buildings designed around the South Floridian climate, this house in Ponce-Davis has been extensively restored. Having just hit the market a few weeks ago, it's listed for $3.997 million.
Built circa 1903, this house in Miami's Upper East Side is a whopping 116 years old. By Miami standards, that's practically ancient. It's located in the vicinity of Lemon City, one of South Florida's settlements, which predates the founding of Miami itself. The brokerbabble also claims the house is on "Miami's oldest intact turn-of-the-century street," which is rather debatable.
Built in 1924, this mediterranean revival house in Morningside, the City of Miami's first historic district, has been renovated to its original charm and beauty. The main house has three bedrooms, two baths, a fireplace, a vaulted kitchen and a sunny Florida room.
This home and studio, located in Phipp's Plaza, a residential and commercial plaza with central green space in the center of Palm Beach, is the home and studio of modern-day interior designer Scott Snyder, and was the home and studio of Marion Sims Wyeth, an architect who designed many notable projects around South Florida in the freewheeling 1920s.
Spaghetti western star Francisco Martinez-Celeiro, also known as George Martin, has gotten his way. One of Miami-based firm Arquitectonica’s first buildings, the Babylon, built in 1982, is being demolished by Mr. Celeiro, its longtime owner. The Biscayne Times says demolition is expected to be completed by July, but just walk past it, and the Babylon, once an icon of postmodernist architecture in Miami, is already a sad sight.
The largest house on the largest lot in the French City Village, one of the seven historic themed villages in Coral Gables, is a devastatingly charming 5,716 square foot number with four bedrooms, six baths, and a large octagonal pool.
Ximena Caminos, who blew into town alongside her now ex-husband, Alan Faena, to buy up much of Mid Beach and turn it all into the Faena District, a theatrical, over-the-top, and fantastical mini-neighborhood, is selling her unique home on Pine Tree Drive in Miami Beach for $6.25 million.
This 5,000 square foot house sits on a plum corner lot on Coral Way, that majestic, oak-shaded street bifurcating Coral Gables, and neighboring Toledo Street. The two-story Med Revival palazzo was built in 1926 and is located in one of the oldest parts of Coral Gables, catty-corner to the George Merrick House, the home of Coral Gables' founder. With the main facade facing Toledo, there is a second entrance directly facing Coral Way which directly accesses the house's 45-foot-long ballroom.
The gorgeous historic house at 500 NE 57th Street isn't in the quietest part of Morningside, the impressively historic neighborhood in Miami's Upper East Side that was once a hidden gem. Now the neighborhood is well known and very expensive, and this house is a great microcosm of that. Check out the photos below.